动词过去式:ciphered 过去分词:ciphered 现在分词:ciphering 第三人称单数:ciphers
v [Tn] write (a message) in secret writing; encode 用密码书写（信息）; 译成密码.
1300-1400; Language: Old French;Origin:
cifre, from Medieval Latin
cifra, from Arabic
sifr 'empty, zero'
] [U and C]formal
a system of secret writing
= code an expert in ciphers messages written in cipher[C]
someone who is not important and has no power or influence At work, she was a cipher, a functionary, nothing more.literary[C]
the number 0